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>>> developing right now on "early today," hurricane sandy is already having a major impact on the atlantic coast as well as air travelers across the east coast. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with just eight days before america votes. >>> and the san francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and
>>> super storm sandy is responsible for over a dozen deaths in the u.s. leaving millions without power and billions in damage. >>> federal, state and local resources will be pouring into the most affected areas as high winds and flooding continues into today. and with one week before americans fix their next president, thepossibility that the storm could impact a hugely important jobs report. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, it was everything we feared, and it's not over yet. sandy has claimed at least 16 lives, left more than 7 million without power, caused massive flooding and paralyzed cities and towns all across the northeast. it is no longer a hurricane, but it is a disaster. take a look at this brand new video as the roof of a shed is completely ripped away. this was during the height of the storm as it barreled into point pleasant beach, new jersey. that's one of the many spots along the jersey shore waking up to a mess this morning. >>> first, more amazing video. from water the fire, 50 homes are destroyed as flames tor
are already slamming the beaches. this is just the beginning of a very long day as hurricane sandy prepares to wreak havoc on our area all the way up to new od morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. much of the region shutting down this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. t
>> this morning on 11 news, bracing for sandy as the slow moving hurricane heads towards the east coast, a look at how the state is preparing. >> how a house fire killed a 5-year-old. >> who joined state leaders for a marriage equality conference. >> and the ravens do their part to make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> this is 11 news saturday morning. >> a state of emergency has been declared for every county in maryland as we brace for the effects of hurricane sandy. welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. that super storm could hit anywhere from north carolina to new england in the coming days. what all that means? all hands on deck. >> 11 news has team coverage of sandy's potential impact with rob roblin and david collins and we begin with john collins in the weather center. what are the latest models predicting? >> the main event is still a couple of days away so the weekend, we will see some of the effects but the real blast comes the start of next week. sa
of people informed. we greatly appreciate it. that's more for us. more on superstorm sandy all night on cnn. >>> hello, welcome to cnn's special coverage of the super storm sandy. we want to welcome our international viewers as well from around the world. it's 1:00 in the morning east coast time here in atlanta and we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all hour long. really into the night. no hype, overestimates or anything on this one. damage estimates are in the billions. sandy is big. sandy is powerful and she is a killer. already at least 12 people have been reported dead in the u.s. five alone in new york. 5.3 million people are without power. 23 states are under wind advisories. damage from the wind alone could top $3 million. and sandy is already response iblg f67 deaths in caribbeans. >> roads flooded out. the water rising above the cars in some locals. this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the u.s. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, you name it, even snowstorms are threatening the l
plant in new jersey. just one of many major problems caused by sandy. >>> and snow and a lot of it. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is tuesday, october 30th, 2012. right now sandy being blamed for at least 16th deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. almost 200,000 customers in our area in the dark because of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. >>> let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet. people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout
it is wednesday, october 31, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. the damage from sandy is staggering. 50 dead. 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we're inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> at least 55 deaths are reported. >> in sandy's wake, 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey hit the hardest. >> site of devastation that makes it took like there was a bombing there. >> rescue teams triangle to go house to house helping those who couldn't leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours. >> a lot of them were tired. >> take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> most popular guy
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
are handling sandy. a storm of a different sort is happening in greece.. the latest on how greek residents are battling back against a tough new round of spending cuts. plus, mega millions-- how pac money is changing the tone of this year's election. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good morning. it's tuesday, october 30th. i'm angela miles. hurricane sandy takes down the market. broll: wall street sign, empty streets around cboe for the second day in a row-- major trading exchanges including the nyse and cboe remain closed. it's the first time that's happened since 1888 when a blizzard blew through new york. the storm is bringing one benefit. in north carolina a ski resort is opening earlier than ever as sandy drops off several inches of fresh snow in the mountains and a shake up at apple. the senior vp of iphone and the head of retail are both leaving the company. with that we turn to larry shover of sfg alternatives-- it's the second day in a row that the major exchanges will be closed today. what do yo
at some of the images of wrath of sandy, a massive storm that started as a hurricane and has hammered the northeast and new england, major flooding. a lot of wind damage, and massivwer outages that could take days or longer to restore. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. just talking in the last half hour how the sun came out. what a difference 20 minutes makes in midtown manhattan. >> two minutes ago we had a major downpour behind us, the wind picked up considerably, one of our cameras blew over, but if you look at the satellite image of the aftermath of sandy which is now just a mass of clouds and rain you see we for the next day or two, we'll be dealing with these kind of stray gusts of wind and rainstorms, so this is something i heard one forecaster say we'll deal with the high winds and the gusts of winds through tomorrow night into thursday, but, again, it did just get dark here, and we had a lot of rain over the last couple of minutes. >> tide still coming in, flo flooding, storm surge still a problem. >> the death toll from this storm has risen t
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
tomorrow. ashley: the dow is in the red but damage from sandy isn't done yet. the focus turns to recovery, so does its ballooning price tag. the latest, $1 billion damage estimates and keeps going up. melissa: president obama said it for the floor before the election. chris christie be just the ticket to boost president obama in the polls, we will ask lou dobbs. ashley: let's get to nicole petallides on the floor of the nyse. she is back in action. nicole: we are back in action. the boards of the nyse open and most folks made it here in some form. a smooth opening, some down arrows across the board for the most part but after two days of no trading we are back in action. most of the dow components have down arrows and focus duncan neiderauer, the ceo of the stock exchange, i asked him if they could open monday or tuesday and fear is what he had to say. >> we certainly could have operated electronically. what the industry told us sunday was please don't open electronically because we have to put a lot of our people in harm's way so let's not do that. i wish the industry and we came to deci
live reports up and down the east coast as sandy continues to rip down power lines and flood streets and communities and cause those evacuations. >> we continue to watch this dangerous storm all long. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this histori
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
weather alert. devastation sandy has left behind unimaginable and cities must begin the grueling recovery . the super storm killed 55 men, women and children and first responders. estimates of the physical damage are at 20 billion dollars and the recover will have to wait. eight million people are in the dark and aren't expected to get power back for weeks. hardest hit is new jersey, new york and pennsylvania. meanwhile, the president of the united states asked mayor bloomburg, i would like to take a look at all of the damage and mayor bloomburg had a press conference and said we are flattered by the fact that the president of the united states would like to come and visit us, but not right now and we are really busy and the first responders need to pay to exeem put things back in order. it would be great if the president goes to new jersey and the president will tour the devastation with the chief executive new jersey chris christy. >> gretchen: when the president comes the city is shut down . the city can't have security detail and anything like that at all. but he will go to new jersey
warnings for the potomac as well as the chesapeake. here we go. we're looking at hurricane sandy. 85 mile an hour winds. this is the new information. i'm just seeing this for the first time myself at 5:00 a.m. with gusts to 105. the pressure has dropped another 4 millibars. wow. since the advisory that came out at 2:00 a.m. this thing is bottoming out as we call meteorologically getting stronger. what we didn't see earlier is the hurricane being maintained. remember we had the l. the hurricane center believes now this is going to maintain some sort of warm core structure around the middle. the track doesn't look that much different but looks like it will cross the upper delaware bay and looks a little faster. looks like it will make landfall maybe 10:00, 11:00 tonight. we sped it up just a little bit. then it's going to cross northern maryland and across i- 83, maybe around hunt valley as we go through the overnight. tomorrow afternoon at 2:00, it will be in south central pennsylvania. so tonight into tomorrow and it may be more like 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. or noon that we ha
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
'll see you then. martha, have a great day. martha: keep a close eye on hurricane sandy and "happening now" coming up right now. >> undoubtedly be some deaths that are caused by the intensity of this storm, by the floods, by the tide dal surge and by the waves. the more responsibly citizens act the fewer people will die. jenna: a dire warning from maryland governor martin o'malley, advising people to prepare for the worst. maryland declaring a state of emergency as the storm is almost 1000 miles wide barrels towards the coast. the threat so serious the virginia task force one, the state's top urban rescue and search team has just been activated. 80 personnel with k-9 teams will move out as soon as sandy has passed. the storm's impact felt across the country. travelers stranded in cities up and down the east coast. thousands of flights already canceled. rail service through the northeast also suspended. mass transit in big cities like new york and philadelphia and boston is shutting down. thousands in low-lying coastal communities forced to flee sandy's wrath. people sandbagging, preparing
>>> good morning. breaking news. hurricane sandy lashing the east coast this morning from the carolinas into new england. the massive and dangerous system expected to cause life-threatening flooding, power outages and billions of dollars in damage. major cities like washington, d.c., philadelphiand new york, all brought to a halt, and things are about to get much worse today, monday, october 29th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, and it is an anxious morning for folks up and down the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthened over the night. >> want to give you the information we know right now. sandy is a category 1 hurricane with wind speeds of 85 miles per hour. it's located about 285 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. emergency officials in new york city and washington, d.c. had taking unprecedented actions to de
high tide, but that's what officials here are worried about, when that high tide affects sandy. the combination between those two means storm surge. the storm surge from hurricane sandy could rival hurricane gloria which destroyed and damaged the boardwalk here in ocean city. so that's something officials will be keeping an eye on. the mandatory -- residents have about a couple of hours to get out of town and the deadline remains in effect. and clearly this is a very rough area right now, already, we're feeling the winds, we're feeling the rain and there's also a voluntary evacuation for local lying areas as well. they're telling all visitors to get out of ocean city, they have closed down route 50 coming into ocean city already. so they're very prepared for this, but, wroum, talking to the mayor, he says that every storm is different and the personality is one that this storm is going to hover and linger for a long time and that's a real concern here. >> sandra endo thanks so much from oceans city. the hurricane coverage continues as the storm surges. it is going to be a very
as hurricane sandy heads toward shore. >> with our reporters up and down the east coast able to cover this hurricane like nobody else can, it is october 29th. and you are watching our special coverage rolling live coverage of hurricane sandy. right now hurricane sandy -- right now hurricane sandy is a category 1 monster. it is 1,000 mile wide swath. it will affect some 50 million people from north carolina all the way to new england. it's predicted to smash into a cold front. and what that means, that it would create a superstorm. that's what they're calling it, a superstorm. it would sit on top of the eastern seaboard for days. expected to create dangerous storm surge, flooding, as well. cnn has hurricane sandy covered like no other network. we're talking with the delaware governor jack markell, new jersey mayor cory booker, craig fugate will be our guest. virginia governor bob mcdonnell. john berman is live in battery park, lower manhattan. expecting big storm surge there. rob marciano has the forecast but also is live in asbury park, new jersey. sandra endo is in ocean city in mary
looking at tonight? >> thanks, jimmy. superstorm sandy is winding down, but the effects linger. i'm larry kudlow, this is a special edition of "the kudlow report." sandy, the road to recovery. >> while sandy is almost gone, she's not forgotten, as the east coast starts the healing process. >> in sandy's wake, towns destroyed. homes under water. millions without power. but today, wall street is back to business, and the pivotal election is just days away. tonight, cnbc assesses the damage and looks ahead to rebuilding. sandy, road to recovery, a special edition of "the kudlow report." >>> here's what we know two days after the killer storm called sandy hit the northeast. u.s. death toll is now at least 64. a second new york city hospital, bellevue, has been evacuated because of power and flooding issues. >> lower manhattan still a crippled zone. the markets were able to open today, but there's still flooding damage down there and also very dark streets. >> so in the metropolitan area, the recovery is a struggle. the availability of electricity to run the traffic lights, pump the gasoline,
of the country. hurricane sandy taking aim at the mid-atlantic coastline and the northeast. at last check it was about 205 miles southeast of atlantic city, new jersey. massive storm could affect 60 million people. we are talking from virginia to massachusetts. forkers to expect sandy to combine and cause a cold front that will cause massive power outages, and snowstorms and flooding. mountain areas of the state could get two feet of snow, so already starting to fall, and fema, federal emergency management agency, says the storm damage from wind alone could reach $3 billion. we're also going to be hearing from the president about 45 minutes or so from the white house. he is going to be making a statement, updating the conditions of what the federal government is doing to tackle this horrific storm. forecasters expect that sandy will make landfall as early as tonight. the eye of the storm appears headed for jersey shore. the delmarva peninsula. it's an area that includes delaware, parts of maryland and urban search and rescue teams already standing by in maryland, waiting for deployment or
sorkin. sandy still packing a punch. more than 7 million people currently without power from north carolina through connecticut. there are more than 2 million people in new jersey alone without power today. we'll get an update on the you power situation in new jersey with the president of pse&g, they have 1.2 million customers without pow person by the way, the president is just declaring a state of emergency in new york city. this is something that will free up more federal funds for people here in long island and in new york city and we will have more on that in just a moment. also coming up in the next half hour, we have delaware governor jack markell. we'll get his assessment of the damage to his state and dennis gartman will talk energy and commodity trading. >> lots of damage to report in the new york city area, more than 50 homes were destroyed by fire last night in breezy point queens. just east of cone any islands, more than 170 firefighters were on the scene. and separately more than 200 patients were evacuated last night from new york university's medical center after po
hurricane sandy lashing the east coast this morning from the carolinas into new england. the massive and dangerous system expected to cause life-threatening flooding, power outages and billions of dollars in damage. even as you look at these pictures in virginia beach, we want to tell you that it's going to get worse. if you're looking and thinking this is not as bad as i thought it was going to be, this storm has not come ashore yet in the northeast and over the next several hours into late this evening and tonight this will get worse. it is monday, october 29, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie along with matt lauer. the storm you're seeing the effects right there is doing exactly what it was forecast to do. gaining strength. starting its turn towards the coast. let's give you a reset what we know right now. sandy is a category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. the eye is located about 310 miles south-southeast of new york city at the moment. emergency officials in new york city and washington, d.c. have taken unprecede
, and the worst of it may be over, but it is clear the aftermath of sandy, the devastation will be with us for a while. as you mentioned, main concern obviously is still flooding. president obama has declared new jersey and parts of new york major disaster areas. millions here are still without power up and along the eastern seaboard. we could be without power for up to a week, even more, and sandy, as you have heard, is being called the storm of the century. clearly, it is living up to its hype. >> reporter: waves pounded the new jersey coastline destroying parts of atlantic city's historic boardwalk. >> this storm as everyone has been saying is not like any storm we've ever seen before. >> reporter: sparks flew from a con-edison explosion in manhattan, and snow fell in western wv virginia and tennessee. all scenes from super storm sandy, also known as frankenstorm, or the storm of the century. >> this water following this neighborhood. >> reporter: it was downgraded late monday to a post tropical cyclone, but it weather it hit land at 8:00 p.m. with winds of up to 90 miles per hour no o
look at the damage left by super storm sandy. at least 16 people have been killed, more than seven million have lost power. good morning. i'm chris jansing live in new york city. lower manhattan has taken a heavy blow from this storm. the financial district and ground zero were flooded. subway tunnels have also been inundated. the transit authority says this is the worst flooding in the subway's 108-year history. in the rockaways, a fire destroyed at least 50 homes. that's 5-0. in new jersey, atlantic city was largely submerged and cutting it off from the mainland. up and down the new jersey coast, communities are seeing significant flooding. downto downtown hoboken and jersey city seeing water in the streets. we talked to the mayor and she said perhaps 50% of that city is underwater. some shoreline residents in connecticut are stranded in their homes and the national guard has been called out to rescue them. the storm damaged property from stonington to greenwich. in delaware, the storm wiped out beaches in several communities and rehoboth beach and dewey beach, thousands of peopl
've got to start over. >> three days since sandy and storm victims are still reeling and struggling to recover. >> five days until the election. both kaesdz on the road in the final battleground states. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with the latest on the aftermath of the superstorm hurricane ire hurricane sandy. most buses are up and running again and they are free of charge. but most of lower manhattan still has no power and temperatures are dipping into the 30s and 40s. >> and there are no heartbreaking picture as long the jersey shore barrier islands. houses picked up, some just buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned
.com. . >>> superstorm sandy has pounded huge portions of the northeast and mid-atlantic at this hour, we know at least 16 people have died. more than 7 million people have been plunged into the dark and local officials have been stunned by the damage and devastation. good tuesday morning. i'm chris jansing reporting live from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order are trapped there now. roads are impassable. serious damage is being repor
>>> i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. sandy is ready to strike. we'll take you through the storm. winds are picking up, rain in a lot of areas. we'll also be talking about the decision to close the nyse and nasdaq trading. and as we brace for the storm, power companies around the region are getting ready to deal with the potential after math. we'll talk to the chief operating officer of pse&g right here in new jersey. that's coming up at 6:40 a.m. eastern time. and more than 7,000 flights have been canceled from washington to boston as those cities brace for flooding and high winds. phil lebeau will have a live report coming up at 6:30 eastern time. . as we've been talking about, the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will be completely shut down today with no stock trading at all. originally the nyse had planned to use its electronic platform, but at this point it has decided to shut trading all together. that happened after it had conversations with other u.s. stock markets and with u.s. regulators, including the sec. and this is the first weather
, strengthening, category 1, sandy, and strengthening possible as it makes its way to the northeast coastline later today. >> thank you for the update. we're in columbus circle. you can see over my shoulder is central park. yesterday around 5:00 in the afternoon they started closing the park, kicking everybody out. the big issue is the trees. they lost some trees in hurricane irene. entire mass transit system as well for new york city has been shut down. that means there are no subways running. no buses running. there are no trains running. thousands of people have been ordered out, evacuated from the low lying coastal areas in brooklyn and in lower manhattan as well. john berman is in battery park. got coastal flooding from hurricane irene. this time around it's expected to be significantly worse? >> significantly worse. they're saying the storm surge could be 6 to 11 feet higher. there was a study out of column brie ye bum bee yeah university saying had storm surge been 1 foot higher, it would have cost an additional $50 billion in damage. a storm surge 2 feet higher would come up to my kne
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
>> welcome to a brand-new hour of our special, monstrous storm sandy coverage. in connecticut, the governor calling it the worst-case scenario, telling towns to brace for storm surge. and molly keeping an eye on things for us in new london, connecticut. molly, what's the situation there? >> reporter: you know, rick was telling us how the worst of the storm is over, but there is a lot of danger here. that's the central point that the connecticut authorities have been trying to make to keep people off the roads. the governor went so far to close the highways to all non-essential emmeees. and they still want people to stay off the roads. here's why. massive, massive trees are down, across much of connecticut, particularly here in new london, connecticut. huge trees. a lot of debris on the roads. these kind of mon spheres -- monsters right into homes and they are taking out por lines. that's what make its so dangerous, the big tree, downed power line and it is debris on the road. the things you can't see in the dark and the things the utility companies won't be able to get to, pos
several hour, predictions about sandy have all been proven true. here's what the 900-mile-wide system looks like at this hour. it's classified as a post tropical storm. but forecasters say, don't be fooled by that designation. sandy continues to pack hurricane-force winds and is likely to touch 50 mill yen people before it peters out. we have the latest new from the extreme weather center. very busy night for you, rick? >> reporter: you know, some of the statistics are scary. 79 people have died from sandy, between the caribbean and into the u.s., at this point. i am seeing reports, you can maybe confirm this, but i am seeing over 5 million people without power. that number will continue to rise. i have a really ugly graphic. i normally wouldn't show you something that looks this odd. i ran all the warnings and watches of some type that are out there right now. you can see, between wind and flooding and coastal flooding and snow and blizzards, this is what we have going on from this one storm from parts of illinois, back towards maine, down to georgia in across the deep south. very re
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situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> happening now, hurricane sandy takes aim at some of america's biggest cities and it's about to come ashore. conditions are getting worse by the hour. at least 23 states are now under warnings or advisories because of the storm's winds. damage could hit $10 billion or even a lot more. some states could see their worst flooding in a century. and in the appalachian mountains, they're expecting blizzard conditions. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hurricane sandy is a monster storm, even though its center is still out to sea. tropical storm and hurricane force winds extend, get this now, for 1,000 miles. right now, damaging winds are blowing from southern new england across long island, new jersey, delaware and virginia. we have the full resources of cnn deployed on the story including crews up and down the atlantic coast as well as in cities that aren't used to this kind of a disaster. here's what the storm looked like this afternoon when the international space station flew over. you can clearly see the eye of the
of sandy's destruction. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. megyn: more now on the dramatic rescue video coming in as a levee breaks in northern, new jersey leaving hundreds of people with little time toee evacuate way the entire town of moonake is reportedly underwater. crews rushing in to rescue people from their homes today. emergency workers make sure small children and the elderly received assistance. you can see some of that here. it's incredible too, some of the sound bytes from this folks. this woman here says you do what you've got to do. she says i feel sorry for the holder people and the baby but i'm fine. it's incredible the attitudes, great. the evacuees were taken from their homes by boat to higher ground. the police sergeant said water in the town rose to five feet within 45 minutes making the roads inch impassible. the floodwater
.m. here on the east coast. this is live continuing coverage of hurricane sandy now post tropical storm sandy. good evening, i'm chris jansing. we'll be here with you all throughout the night along with meteorologist bill karins. at this hour, we have a lot to tell you. let's get you caught up. serious flooding across the mid-atlantic coast including new york city where water is entering the subway system and the bridge connecting manhattan and brooklyn. con edison reports that almost all of manhattan all the way down to the battery, that's the lower tip of the city, all of it without power. more than 300,000 homes without power in new york city. 3.6 million along the east coast. already it's been a deadly storm. at least ten deaths reported. new york, new jersey, connecticut, pennsylvania, west virginia, we have video from manhattan's east side. let's get you caught up on what is going on here in new york. michelle franzen is on the phone with us from battery park city. that's the lower tip of manhattan where a lot of people who are tourists know where to go. michelle, what's the lates
sandy. i'm chris jansing. we will be here all through the night along with meteorologist bill karins. let's get you caught up on how things are looking and start in new york city right now. where it is eerily dark. over pretty much all of lower manhattan. more than 300,000 new yorkers without power. more than 3 million up and down the east coast are i want sesti the dark at this hour. some of the worst damage here in new york is downtown, by battery park, where a near 14-foot wall of water has flooded the streets as well as the brooklyn battery tunnel which connects brooklyn and manhattan. that is one of two major commuter tunnels in new york that flooded tonight. this storm has left a path of destruction in its wake. the "associated press" reports at least 15 deaths associated with sandy. mostly the result of falling trees. storm-related deaths have been confirmed in new york, new jersey, west virginia, pennsylvania, connecticut. within the last hour, we've learned that a firefighter in connecticut died after a tree hit his vehicle as he was responding to an emergency. the new york
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